Gary Player declares a real war on his family

Player accuses both of selling part of his legacy without his consent, including trophies and other memorabilia

by Andrea Gussoni
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Gary Player declares a real war on his family

The Players are at war. Specifically Gary, head of a very illustrious family in the world of golf, winner of nine majors, against Marc, one of his sons, and Damian, one of his grandsons. The South African, according to the Palm Beach Post newspaper, filed a lawsuit in Palm Beach County, Florida, against Marc in May, and in November he did the same, this time targeting Damian.

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Player accuses both of selling part of his legacy without his consent, including trophies and other memorabilia. Marc relied on the powers that the business association with his father gave him, who gave him part of the rights to his brand over time.

The problems between the two had been going on for a long time, and in fact Gary withdrew him from his emporium in 2019 through a conciliation agreement. A year later he won another lawsuit, this one for the profits derived from his image rights, and received five million in compensation.

But Marc managed to continue profiting from his father's conquests. A 2021 auction raised $523,000 for the Masters champion trophy Gary received in 1974, as well as irons he used at the 1975 US Open, fetching close to $18,000, and even some shoes he wore in Augusta.

, which reached a price of more than 1,100 dollars. Damian, for his part, tried to usufruct various valuables from the Black Knight's career, which he stored in South Carolina. He managed to place several Rolex watches, for which he would have received an unknown sum.

Gary Player (Johannesburg, November 1, 1935) is a South African former golfer who with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer makes up the trio of great players who are credited with making golf a sport of enormous popularity worldwide.

Nicknamed the black knight because of the black game clothing he used to wear, during his career he won a total of 163 tournaments, obtaining 9 victories in the 4 Majors tournaments of the circuit, all of which he won at least once.

He is a famous creator of courses and golf courses: around the world there are around 400 courses created according to his design.

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